Jeff Jarvis advises media companies wanting to survive to “focus on what you do best, and link to the rest,” which is why he thinks 15,000 journalists covering the major-party national conventions is a waste.
I’m taking his advice in the SMUG curriculum, and taking advantage of some recent posts from Scott Meis, a SMUGgle from Chicago. Read these posts and you’ll have a solid introduction to Flickr.
- Nonprofit Tips – Maximizing Use of Flickr
- Flickr add Moving Pictures
- I also particularly liked a post by Beth Kanter in TechSoup, to which Scott linked in his Nonprofit Tips.
Flickr is essentially YouTube for photos, although as Scott points out, you can upload video to Flickr if you have a Pro account.
If you mainly want to share photos only with your friends, Facebook is your best choice. That’s why, according to comScore, it’s the #1 photo-sharing site on the Web.
But if you want your photos to be available to anyone, Flickr is a great site for you.
And as usual for these Core Courses in SMUG, Lee LeFever has a helpful introductory video, Online Photo Sharing in Plain English.
- Create a personal Flickr account.
- Paste the URL of your Flickr photostream in the comments below. (Scott’s photostream is at http://www.flickr.com/photos/bottspot/.
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I have managed Flickr sites for my clients but enjoy this opportunity to create my own. You’ll find my photostream at http://www.flickr.com/photos/sandraburrowes/?saved=1
Also, I couldn’t find the post that is listed above by Beth Kanter in TechSoup. The link doesn’t go directly to it and I couldn’t find it by searching for it.
I can’t find the right link… but my usernamer is jjbringhurst?